Mamata Banerjee rides pillion on an electric scooter to protest fuel price hike

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rides pillion on an electric scooter to reach Nabanna (State Secretariat) in Kolkata,  (PTI)
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Kolkata: In a singular protest towards fuel price hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode a pillion on an electric scooter to state secretariat Nabanna.

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Banerjee was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter.

With a placard protesting towards the petrol price hike hanging round her neck, helmet-clad Banerjee waved at individuals on either side of the street in the course of the five-km-long journey from Hazra More to the state secretariat.

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After reaching Nabanna, Banerjee slammed the BJP-led authorities on the Centre saying, “We are protesting against the fuel price hike. The Modi government only makes false promises. They have done nothing to bring down fuel prices. You can see the difference in petrol prices when the Modi government came to power and now.”

“Modi and Shah are selling the country. This is an anti-people’s government,” she added.

The feisty TMC chief additionally criticised the BJP authorities for renaming the Sardar Patel Stadium, popularly often called the Motera stadium, in Ahmedabad after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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